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Posted on : October 20, 2014

The International Youth Award Programme goes on line in India, at The Doon School

The Doon School was the first school in India this week to use the on line registration process for its pupils who are taking the IAYP programme set up by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and now headed by his son HRH Prince Edward. This award is present in one hundred and forty- four countries across the world. More than eight million young people have been benefitted from this award. This award was started in 1956 in the UK and spread all over the world and was introduced in India in the year 1962.

The Doon School has offered the IAYP programme for many, many years and it is a key component of the school’s co-curricular and leadership education. The first fifty two boys registered for the award on 5th August 2014. The group consisted of twenty one bronze, twenty-three silver and eight gold level participants.

The reason that the IAYP has taken the decision to go on line is that the record keeping process will be streamlined for its participants. This will certainly make a huge difference for boys and staff at The Doon School. the Senior Deputy Headmaster Mr Vinay was Guest of Honour. The other staff present included: Mr. Skand Bali, IAYP Award Leader at the Doon School, and Head of National Training Panel for IAYP India, Mr. Nitin Chauhan, Mr. Manish Pant, and Dr. Mona Khanna. The process was facilitated by Priyank Kumar Gupta, Head IT and ORB for IAYP India.